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Gorbel increases options for safer work at heights

Gorbel (Booth 3872) has increased the options for its Tether Track fall arrest systems for protecting workers who need to perform tasks at heights.

Jeff McNeil, marketing manager with Gorbel, with a Tether Track design that allows the fall-arrest track to be folded out the way.

By Modern Materials Handling Staff
January 22, 2013

Gorbel (Booth 3872) has increased the options for its Tether Track fall arrest systems for protecting workers who need to perform tasks at heights.

Tether Track secures workers with harnesses to a rigid rail system that has less falling distance than a wire rope-based fall arrest system because the rail doesn’t have the “give” that a wire does, says Jeff McNeil, marketing manager for Gorbel. The shorter, safer fall distance is a benefit of all Tether Track systems, he said, but the initial design was based on a track attached to fixed posts, which potentially can be in the way of some operations when the system is not in use.

To address this need, said McNeil, Gorbel has developed a Tether Track swing arm design as well as one with a folding arm design. These designs allow the track to be swung or folded out the way when not in use. “There is strong interest in having work done safely in heights in many settings—in manufacturing of large pieces of equipment, in vehicle maintenance, or in aviation, to name a few,” McNeil said. “We’ve expanded the Tether Track designs so they ideally meet the space and safety needs of different situations.”

ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.

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